Gingerbread hot chocolate in a mug.

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate (Paleo &Gluten-Free)

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A cup of gingerbread hot chocolate is exactly what you need to destress this holiday season. After one sip of this hot chocolate, you can feel the stress leaving your body. 

The warm spices and sweet chocolate flavor will transport you to hot chocolate heaven. Best of all, this gingerbread hot chocolate recipe is made with 8 simple ingredients. 

Simply place the ingredients in a small pot, heat it on the stove, and pour it into a mug. Next, sip on a warm cup of delicious gingerbread hot chocolate. 

What Is Gingerbread Spice

In short, gingerbread spices are the spices used to make gingerbread. These spices consist of ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. However, some gingerbread spice mixes also feature ground cardamom or coriander. 

What’s The Difference Between Pumpkin Spice And Gingerbread Spice

Pumpkin spice and gingerbread spice are two different ingredients. Both spices mixes have similar ingredients, such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. 

However, cinnamon is the dominant flavor in the pumpkin spice mix. In contrast, ginger is the dominant flavor in gingerbread spice. 

Gingerbread hot chocolate ingredients on the countertop.

Keto Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Unfortunately, this gingerbread hot chocolate is not keto because it contains honey. Honey contains too many carbs per serving to be keto. 

Nevertheless, you can make this gingerbread hot chocolate keto by replacing the honey with sugar-free sweetener.

Can I Spike Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Yes, you can spike gingerbread hot chocolate. Add 2-4 tablespoons of alcohol to the pot with the hot chocolate ingredients. 

Gingerbread hot chocolate works well with chocolate liqueur, spiced rum, bourbon, Kahlua, and whiskey. 

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How To Store Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Let the hot chocolate cool down completely. Place it into a pitcher or container. Place the lid on the container and refrigerate it for 2-3 days. 

To reheat the gingerbread hot chocolate, place it into a pot and reheat it on the stove. The hot chocolate may start to separate, but give it a stir, and it will be good to go. 

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Paleo Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Recipe by Sarah
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Course: DrinksCuisine: Christmas, PaleoDifficulty: Easy


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Gingerbread hot chocolate is the ideal way to wind down during the busy holiday season. It’s made with coconut milk, cacao powder, spices, sugar-free sweetener, and vanilla extract. This delicious gingerbread hot chocolate will warm you up and help you feel relaxed. 

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  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup honey (use maple syrup if vegan)

  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  • Place the coconut milk, honey, cacao powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves into a small pot and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Let the gingerbread hot chocolate come to a boil.
  • Pour the gingerbread hot chocolate into mugs.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • You can add more or less honey to the gingerbread hot chocolate if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

2-4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories169
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10.5g 16%
    • Saturated Fat 8.3g 40%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 4mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.3g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.4g 12%
    • Sugars 16.5g
  • Protein 2.8g 4%

  • Calcium 17%
  • Iron 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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